Crave Highlights for February: LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, 2 DOPE QUEENS, and O.G. from HBO, SHOWTIME’s DESUS & MERO, and Deadpool 2

— January 21, 2019

This month on Crave: From HBO, the new film O.G. starring WESTWORLD’s Jeffrey Wright; 2 DOPE QUEENS returns with four, new hour-long specials; a new season of LAST WEEK TONIGHT  WITH JOHN OLIVER begins; REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, CRASHING, HIGH MAINTENANCE, and STRIKE BACK continue with all-new episodes, and the Season 3 finale of TRUE DETECTIVE. From SHOWTIME®, their first-ever, late-night talk show DESUS & MERO premieres, and BLACK MONDAY, SMILF, and THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE WILDEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH continue with new episodes. Also in February, Season 2 of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY continues to stream Fridays on Crave, following its premiere on Space, and new Movie premieres include Deadpool 2, Slender Man, and Breaking In. Key programming streaming on Crave in February (premiere dates and times listed below) includes:
  • From hit comedy duo Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, 2 DOPE QUEENS returns for a second series of four, hour-long specials beginning Saturday, Feb. 9. Guests featured in the new episodes include Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Radcliffe, Janet Mock, Lizzo, and Keegan-Michael Key. Taped in front of a live audience at Kings Theatre Brooklyn and adapted from the hit podcast of the same name, Williams and Robinson discuss their favourite childhood memories, how to curate the best sex playlist and their favorite fashion moments, all while serving “lewks” and delivering their signature hilarious banter.
   
  • Filmed in Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility, an active maximum-security prison, the HBO original film O.G., debuting Saturday, Feb. 23, follows Louis (Jeffrey Wright), once the head of a prominent prison gang, in the final weeks of his 24-year sentence. His impending release is upended when he takes new arrival Beecher (Theothus Carter), who is being courted by gang leadership, under his wing. Coming to grips with the indelibility of his crime and the challenge of re-entering society, Louis finds his freedom hanging in the balance as he struggles to save Beecher.
 
  • Also from HBO: TRUE DETECTIVE continues its third season, leading up to the season finale on Sunday, Feb. 24; REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its political punditry Friday nights, with episodes airing on the Crave/HBO Livestream at 10 p.m. ET and available on demand the following morning at 6 a.m. ET, followed by new episodes of the high-octane CINEMAX drama STRIKE BACK; and new episodes of half-hour comedies CRASHING and HIGH MAINTENANCE continue on Sunday nights.
 
  • SHOWTIME’s first-ever weekly, half-hour, late-night talk series DESUS & MERO debuts on Thursday, Feb. 21. The new series features popular TV and podcast (The Bodega Boys) personalities Desus (Daniel Barker) and Mero (Joel Martinez), speaking off-the-cuff and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics, and more.
 
  • Also from SHOWTIME: Sunday nights continue to light up all month long with new episodes of THE CIRCUS, BLACK MONDAY, and SMILF, while new specials premiering this month include the music documentary TEDDY PENDERGRASS: YOU DON’T KNOW ME (Feb. 8) and the comedy special TONE BELL: CAN’T CANCEL THIS (Feb. 22).
   
  • Continuing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET, Crave offers an early look at new episodes of worldwide success story and homegrown hit CARDINAL the day before they premiere on CTV (Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET).
 
  • Immediately following their broadcast on CTV (Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET), new episodes from Season 2 of the smash-hit music series THE LAUNCH are added to Crave, all month long. Guiding the fresh batch of 30 artists through the audition, performing, and recording process are Scott Borchetta, world renowned music executive and CEO/Founder of Big Machine Label Group, and new permanent mentor Marie-Mai (STAR ACADÉMIE, LA VOIX), who join a weekly rotating panel of celebrity mentors and producers including: Ryan Tedder, Max Kerman (Arkells), Bebe Rexha, Bryan Adams, and more. Fan favourite entertainment reporter Liz Trinnear (ETALK) also joins Season 2 as host.
 
  • Crave’s Comedy Central Collection expands this month with Season 2 of the hit comedy series DETROITERS on Friday, Feb. 8. Created by real-life best friends and Detroit natives Sam Richardson (VEEP) and Tim Robinson (SNL), the duo also star as Sam Duvet and Tim Cramblin, two small-time admen trying to make it big in Motor City. This season, Tim and Sam work with bigger clients including the Michigan Science Center; Sam pursues new romantic interests; Tim's brother starts working at Cramblin Duvet and has a disruptive effect on the office; and the guys produce an ad with their hero, legendary Detroit news anchor, Mort Crim.
 
  • Also joining the Comedy Central Collection, comedian Daniel Tosh delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious with Season 10 of 0, joining the Crave Comedy Central Collection on Friday, Feb. 15.
 
  • Karley Sciortino continues her funny and fearless exploration into sex, relationships, and intimacy in the modern world with Season 2 of the VICELAND series SLUTEVER, premiering SundayFeb. 10.
 
  • Crave launches two collections on February 1: The Black History Month Collection commemorates Black History Month with films including: The Color Purple, Selma, and Malcolm X; and The Oscar® Collection presents some of the top Oscar-winning films including: A Star Is Born (1976), Million Dollar Baby, Milk, The King’s Speech, The English Patient, No Country for Old Men, and more.
 
  • Just in time for Family Day, everyone’s favourite cheeky little piggy returns for more adventures with her family and friends when Season 2 of PEPPA PIG joins Crave’s WOW! Preschool Playdate Collection on February 15.
  The full February lineup for Crave and Crave + Movies + HBO is outlined below. Program assets including episode synopses and images are available at BellMedia.ca/pr. SHOWTIME Programming (Available on Crave): THE CIRCUS, Season 4A, Episode 2 (February 3 @ 8 p.m. ET) TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME (February 8 @ 9 p.m. ET) THE CIRCUS, Season 4A, Episode 3 (February 10 @ 8 p.m. ET) BLACK MONDAY, Episode 3 (February 10 @ 10 p.m. ET) SMILF, Season 2, Episode 3 (February 10 @ 10:30 p.m. ET) THE CIRCUS, Season 4A, Episode 4 (February 17 @ 8 p.m. ET) BLACK MONDAY, Episode 4 (February 17 @ 10 p.m. ET) SMILF, Season 2, Episode 4 (February 17 @ 10:30 p.m. ET) DESUS & MERO, Episode 1 (February 21 @ 11 p.m. ET) TONE BELL: CAN’T CANCEL THIS (February 22 @ 10 p.m. ET) THE CIRCUS, Season 4A, Episode 5 (February 24 @ 8 p.m. ET) BLACK MONDAY, Episode 5 (February 24 @ 10 p.m. ET) SMILF, Season 2, Episode 5 (February 24 @ 10:30 p.m. ET) DESUS & MERO, Episode 2 (February 28 @ 11 p.m. ET) New HBO Programming (Available on Crave + Movies + HBO): REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 17, Episode 3 (February 1 @ 10 p.m. ET) STRIKE BACK, Season 6, Episode 2 (February 1 @ 11 p.m. ET) TRUE DETECTIVE, Season 3, Episode 5 (February 3 @ 9 p.m. ET) CRASHING, Season 3, Episode 3 (February 3 @ 10 p.m. ET) HIGH MAINTENANCE, Season 3, Episode 3 (February 3 @ 10:30 p.m. ET) REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 17, Episode 4 (February 8 @ 10 p.m. ET) STRIKE BACK, Season 6, Episode 3 (February 8 @ 11 p.m. ET) 2 DOPE QUEENS, Season 2, Episode 1 *Season Premiere* (February 8 @ midnight ET) TRUE DETECTIVE, Season 3, Episode 6 (February 10 @ 9 p.m. ET) CRASHING, Season 3, Episode 4 (February 10 @ 10 p.m. ET) HIGH MAINTENANCE, Season 3, Episode 4 (February 10 @ 10:30 p.m. ET) REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 17, Episode 5 (February 15 @ 10 p.m. ET) STRIKE BACK, Season 6, Episode 4 (February 15 @ 11 p.m. ET) 2 DOPE QUEENS, Season 2, Episode 2 (February 15 @ midnight ET) TRUE DETECTIVE, Season 3, Episode 7 (February 17 @ 9 p.m. ET) CRASHING, Season 3, Episode 5 (February 17 @ 10 p.m. ET) HIGH MAINTENANCE, Season 3, Episode 5 (February 17 @ 10:30 p.m. ET) LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, Season 6, Episode 1 *Season Premiere* (February 17 @ 11 p.m. ET) REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 17, Episode 6 (February 22 @ 10 p.m. ET) STRIKE BACK, Season 6, Episode 5 (February 22 @ 11 p.m. ET) 2 DOPE QUEENS, Season 2, Episode 3 (February 22 @ midnight ET) O.G. (February 23 @ 10 p.m. ET) TRUE DETECTIVE, Season 3, Episode 8 *Season Finale* (February 24 @ 9 p.m. ET) CRASHING, Season 3, Episode 6 (February 24 @ 10 p.m. ET) HIGH MAINTENANCE, Season 3, Episode 6 (February 24 @ 10:30 p.m. ET) LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, Season 6, Episode 2 (February 24 @ 11 p.m. ET) STARZ Programming (Available on Crave): COUNTERPART, Season 2, Episode 8 (February 3 @ 9 p.m. ET) COUNTERPART, Season 2, Episode 9 (February 10 @ 9 p.m. ET) COUNTERPART, Season 2, Episode 10 *Season Finale* (February 17 @ 9 p.m. ET)  Movies (Available on Crave + Movies + HBO): Journey’s End (February 1) Deadpool 2 (February 1) Never Steady, Never Still *Canadian* (February 7) Never Saw it Coming *Canadian* (February 8) Upgrade (February 8) The New Romantic *Canadian* (February 14) Boost *Canadian* (February 15) 7 Days in Entebbe (February 15) Slender Man (February 15) A Sister’s Obsession *Canadian* (February 21) Above Ground (February 21) Breaking In (February 22) A Daughter’s Revenge *Canadian* (February 28) Spotlight on Canada (Available on Crave): THE LAUNCH, Season 2, Episode 2 (February 6 @ 9 p.m. ET) CARDINAL, Season 3, Episode 3 *Crave First Look* (February 6 @ 9 p.m. ET) THE LAUNCH, Season 2, Episode 3 (February 13 @ 9 p.m. ET) CARDINAL, Season 3, Episode 4 *Crave First Look* (February 13 @ 9 p.m. ET) THE LAUNCH, Season 2, Episode 4 (February 20 @ 9 p.m. ET) CARDINAL, Season 3, Episode 5 *Crave First Look* (February 20 @ 9 p.m. ET) THE LAUNCH, Season 2, Episode 5 (February 27 @ 9 p.m. ET) CARDINAL, Season 3, Episode 5 *Crave First Look* (February 27 @ 9 p.m. ET) Worth Watching (Available on Crave): TREVOR NOAH @ JFL (February 8) DETROITERS, Season 2 (February 8) SLUTEVER, Season 2, Episode 1 (February 10) SHAMELESS, Season 9, Episode 10 (February 10 @ 9 p.m. ET) *Available on Crave + Movies + HBO TOSH.0, Season 19 (February 15) HERE AND NOW, Season 1 (February 15) ATOMIC HOMEFRONT (February 15) SLUTEVER, Season 2, Episode 2 (February 17) SHAMELESS, Season 9, Episode 11 (February 17 @ 9 p.m. ET) *Available on Crave + Movies + HBO TRAFFIC STOP (February 22) SHOOTER, Season 3 (February 22) SLUTEVER, Season 2, Episode 3 (February 24) SHAMELESS, Season 9, Episode 12 (February 24 @ 9 p.m. ET) *Available on Crave + Movies + HBO New Kids’ Programming (Available on Crave): FIREMAN SAM, Season 1-3 (February 1) LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL, Season 2 (February 1) RATED A FOR AWESOME, Season 1-2 (February 8) PEPPA PIG, Season 2 (February 15) IN THE NIGHT GARDEN, Season 4 (February 22) LAST CHANCE PROGRAMMING: LIFE (February 4) SHAMELESS, Season 8 (February 4) THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY, Season 6, Episode 5 (February 7) Lion (February 9) T2: Trainspotting (February 11) Smurfs: The Lost Village (February 19) Voice from the Stone (February 26) The Shadow Effect (February 27) Ozzy (February 27) Window Horses (February 28) La La Land (February 28) Jim: The James Foley Story (February 28) Below Her Mouth (February 28) A Stranger with my Kids (February 28) COMING IN MARCH: BILLIONS, Season 4 Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom Skyscraper

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